Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching

Students in this course develop the expertise and skills in teaching as a lecturer or tutor in higher education. It increases their understanding of the ways students learn, effective curriculum design and evaluation, and effective teaching strategies. It also assists them in the systematic collection of evidence of the effectiveness of their teaching and the quality of student learning, and supports their career development.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
Award abbreviation
GradCertTerTeach
Course code
30250
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
online
Locations offered
Online
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1EDUC5512Curriculum Design for Learning
NSEDUC5513Assessment and Feedback for Learning
NSEDUC5708Digital Technologies for Learning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
NS, S1EDUC5760Education Studies
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) current or past employment in tertiary teaching.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

Note: Students will be granted credit for EDUC5760 Education Studies on completion of the Centre for Educational Futures (CEF) professional development program 'Foundations of University Teaching and Learning', or equivalent as determined by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.